The Visiting Fellowship programme at Tate Research Centre: Asia provides researchers the opportunity to develop their independent research whilst drawing on the wealth of resources available at Tate. In addition to furthering their own research, Visiting Fellows also make a valuable contribution to the centre’s own research programme by publishing their findings, conducting seminars and convening events.
The current Visiting Fellow is Michio Hayashi, who is carrying out research on the theme of “holes” in contemporary art, both on two-dimensional surfaces or three-dimensional masses.
With a PhD from Columbia University, Hayashi has been Professor at Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts since 2003 specialising in art history and visual culture. Publications include Painting Dies Twice, or Never, vol.1-7 (2003–9), Natsuyuki Nakanishi (2014), Tadaaki Kuwayama (2014), “Tracing the Graphic in Postwar Japanese Art,” Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, exhibition catalogue, MoMA, New York (2013). He has also co-edited a volume of Japanese post-war art criticism, From Postwar to Postmodern: Art in Japan 1945–1989 (2012).
There are no current fellowships or other opportunities available.
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Thomas Berghuis, Independent curator and art historian
Gayatri Sinha, Independent critic and curator
Yohko Watanabe, Professor and Curator, Keio University, Tokyo
Eva Bentcheva, independent curator and art historian
Jung-Ah Woo, Assistant Professor, Art History, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Wang Chunchen, Director, Central Fine Art Academy, Beijing
Joan Kee, Associate Professor of History of Art, University of Michigan
Martina Koppel-Yang, Independent art historian
Yuko Hasegawa, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Carol Yinghua Lu, independent art critic and curator
Tate Research Centre: Asia is managed by Senior Research Curator Sook-Kyung Lee. Previously the Exhibition and Displays Curator at Tate Liverpool, Lee curated the Nam June Paik exhibition at Tate Liverpool in 2010–11 and is currently engaged in research on the rethinking of global modernisms with a focus on Asian art. Lee also served as the Commissioner and Curator of the Korean Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.
Nada Raza is the centre’s Research Curator, with a particular focus on South Asian art. Previously the Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, Raza contributed to Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art in 2013 and Bhupen Khakhar in 2016, and curated the collection displays Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Zarina Hashmi and Sheela Gowda. Raza also curated a thematic exhibition for the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh in 2016 and was selected to be the curator of the Abraaj Prize Capital Art Prize 2014.
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Tate Research Centre: Asia has been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.